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When that happens, remind yourself of what courage looks like, sounds like, feels like. Remem-ber the qualities and values that exemplify courage. You have these qualities in you. Have acourageous voice and listen to what it tells you and how it moves you.”“Today we are going to remind ourselves of what courage is all about by creating a DiamantePoem. A diamante poem takes its name from the shape it makes: a diamond. Diamante poemswere introduced in 1969 by Iris Tiedt. There are two types of this poem: the synonym diamanteuses two synonyms as the beginning and ending subject; the antonym diamante uses two ant-onyms as the beginning and ending subject. That is, to make a poem usingtwo nouns that arethe opposite of each other. Today we are going to write a antonym diamante/diamond poemreflecting on courage….what it is and what it isn’t, the opposite of courage.”“You can look at my poem as an example.”Read your poem to the students.“I am going to handout a worksheet that gives you specific directions on how to create your own Diamante or Dia-mond Poem on Courage.A diamante poem has a specific structure. It is seven lines long. Eachline has specific types of words. And remember when you write it, it will take the shape of adiamond. On the board I have written the pattern:Line 1:one noun - the beginning subject of the poem
©2017 Jesse Lewis Choose Love MovementGrade 8|Unit1:Courage|97Line 2: two adjectives that describe the subject in line 1Line 3: three -ing verbs related to the subject in line 1Line 4: four nouns: two about the subject in line 1, two about the one in line 7Line 5: three -ing verbs related to the subject in line 7Line 6: two adjectives that describe the subject in line 7Line 7: one noun - the endingsubject of the poem”“Take a few minutes to create your Diamante Poem and then let’s share a few if we have time.Describe what you’ve learned about courage and what courage means to you. Let your words beyour inspirations!”Allow time to share and reflect on a few poems that students wrote. Encourageclassmates to give positive comments about what they like about students’ poems. You may alsochoose to have students write these up nicely and decorate for a classroom or school display.SEL Skills TaughtSelf-awarenessSelf-managementSocial awarenessRelationship skillsResponsible decision-making
©2017 Jesse Lewis Choose Love MovementGrade 8|Unit1:Courage|98Diamantee are diamond-shapedpoems that contrast two nounsDIAMANTE1.__________________________________2.____________________________________________3.______________________________________________________4._______________________________________________________5.______________________________________________________6.____________________________________________7.__________________________________Step 1:Think of twonounsthat are opposite of each other. Write on Line 1 and the other on Line 7.Step 2:On Line 2, write twoadjectivesthat describe the noun on Line 1Step 3:On Line 3, write three"ing" verbsthat relate to Line 1.

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